empowering young people

creating positive change

Our Mission

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

Our Vision

To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

The Jaycee Creed

That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life.

Who We Are… The Albany Jaycees

The Albany Jaycees is a civic organization made up of young adult volunteers ages 21-40, who live in and around Albany, Minnesota. Our purpose is to be a force for good within in our community. We work year-round, volunteering and fundraising to provide assistance for various youth and community organizations. Whether the need is for manpower or money, our group is there to help.

When it comes to manpower, we volunteer at many community-based events — both our own events and those sponsored by other businesses or organizations. As a long-standing civic group within Albany, we have a history of partnering with various organizations and non-profit groups to help them when needed. When it comes to money, we contribute by raising funds through community projects, fundraisers, and charitable gambling.

A number of popular Albany traditions have roots — both manpower and money — connecting to the Jaycees, including the Ice Cup Challenge (held annually on the last weekend of February), the Jaycees Raffle, and local Meat Raffles. The Albany Jaycees are also always seen assisting with the Albany Pioneer Days Threshing Show (held annually in September), Albany Heritage Day (held annually in August) and the Albany Jaycees State Youth Wrestling Tournament.

Our funding donations are widespread and include:

  • School Programs – Come Alive Read 25, Special Education, Robotics, Swimming, Dance, Wrestling, and Other Athletic Teams
  • City of Albany – Hockey Boards at the skating rink, New swing set at North Park, various city improvements
  • Farming Baseball Lights / Field improvements
  • Avon Lakers Field Maintenance / Improvements
  • Trappers Pub & Grub Christmas Care Drive
  • Albany Women of Today
  • Albany Food Shelf
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Scholarships
  • Rock the Prairie
  • Albany Heritage Days
  • St. Anthony Church/Park and Shelter
  • 4H Robotix
  • Trap League